President Trump Says: US in a “Good Place”, Rebukes Dr. Doom Fauci on His C-19 Coronavirus Comments

President Trump Says: US in a “Good Place”, Rebukes Dr. Doom Fauci on His C-19 Coronavirus Comments

#PresidentTrump, #C19Coronavirus, #US #China #economy, #WhiteHouse, #NYSE $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, President Trump publicly criticized Dr. Anthony ‘Doom’ Fauci for his comments on the C-19 coronavirus chaos, and said the US is in a “good place” despite a rise in virus cases. “Well, I think we are in a good place. I disagree […]

World Stock Markets Running Due North, China Will Stimulate

World Stock Markets Running Due North, China Will Stimulate

#WallStreet #trend #bullish #ISM #C19coronavirus #FakeNews #stocks #markets $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The S&P 500 rose 1.6% Monday in a Bullish start to the week, but it was the NAS Comp (+2.2%) and DJIA (+1.8%) that gained the advantage on the day. The NAS closed at another record high, the Russell 2000 underperformed the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street,

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street,

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #money #trading #investing #vaccine #coronavirus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $PFE $VXX Last Week’s Action Pfizer Inc.’s (NYSE:PFE) announcement regarding a C-19 coronavirus vaccine boosted sentiment Stocks start Q-3 higher, leaders continue to lead. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) signals strong expansion. FOMC mins show that the Fed plans to buy bonds for […]

Independence Day Observed Friday for US Markets

Independence Day Observed Friday for US Markets

#IndependenceDay #US #stock #markets #DJIA #NFPs #jobs #investors #PresidentTrump #economy #WhiteHouse #PPP #vaccine #C19coronavirus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Stocks rose Thursday and gained on the week, as investors cheered the resiliency of a US economy that created nearly 5-M jobs in June and the number for May revised to nearly 3-M. President Trump said June’s better-than-expected […]

Round Out That Portfolio Buy Parking Some Money in High Dividend Stocks

Round Out That Portfolio Buy Parking Some Money in High Dividend Stocks

#stocks, #portfolio #money #dividend # defensive #investors $EARN, $ABR, $CMO Here are a few high-yield dividend stocks for investors looking to find some protection for their portfolio. These are stocks with a specific set of clear attributes, that frequently indicate a strong defensive profile: a high dividend yield, over 11%; a Buy rating; and a Northside […]

Box Office:Movie Theater Reopening Plans Face Uncertainty

Box Office:Movie Theater Reopening Plans Face Uncertainty

#boxoffice #movie #theater #coronavirus #valuations #Hollywood #stocks #studios $AMC $DIS $CMCSA $CNK $MCS $IMAX Cinema giants have seen their market valuations hammered this year. The shutdown of circuits due to the C-19 coronavirus chaos resulted mass closings, release delays, liquidity concerns and a premium VOD disputes. Despite a controversy about face mask requirements, things seemed to be looking up […]

The Bulls are in Charge on Wall Street: 3 Key Indicators

The Bulls are in Charge on Wall Street: 3 Key Indicators

$XAU $SPY $VIX $VXX The last few months have been super for the US stock market and for gold Few thought in March that the S&P 500 would be back above 3,000, the DJIA would be back above 25,000 and the NAS would mark new all-time highs in late June. As we roll into the Summer Doldrums there are signs of […]

Baked in Q-2 Earnings are Off, the Stock Market Will Continue North

Baked in Q-2 Earnings are Off, the Stock Market Will Continue North

$SPY The S&P 500 is cheaper than many think, meaning more profitable. The stock market is cheaper and profitability is better than the pundits would have us believe. The deep dive baked into Q-2 consensus earnings understates the real core earnings of many US companies. Here I show where there is Northside in the overall […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.75%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed 0.5% higher. Australian shares inched up Tuesday, as gains in miners offset losses in financials. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.2% higher at 5,944.5, gaining for a 3rd session running. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.2% […]

Wall Street Analysts Raising Price Targets on Leading Companies

Wall Street Analysts Raising Price Targets on Leading Companies

$AAL, $ADBE, $AVGO, $DLTR, $LEN, $KMX, $EBAY, $SPY Wall Street analysts have price targets by 16% or more on 9 S&P 500 companies, including like Lennar (LEN) and American Airlines (AAL) plus tech Adobe (ADBE), 6 of the 9 are leading S&P 500 companies with a Composite Rating of 90 or higher. That’s according our analysis of data from S&P Global […]

US in V-shaped Economic Recovery, Financial Markets Ignore Social Issues

US in V-shaped Economic Recovery, Financial Markets Ignore Social Issues

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX “The financial market is a reflection of the world it operates in, the essential meaning of the wisdom of money in action, expressed through buying and selling companies’ shares, it is always right.” Economist John Maynard Keynes likened the stock market to a beauty contest in which competitors try to pick […]

More Government Support Needed to Bolster US Economy, It is Coming

More Government Support Needed to Bolster US Economy, It is Coming

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The continuing uncertainty brought on by the C-19 coronavirus chaos may hamper the US economic rebound from instant recession, and more fiscal and monetary support will likely be needed, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said Friday. Mr. Rosengren repeated his view that the US unemployment rate will likely be […]

US Mortgage Rates Drop to Record Low 3.13% for 30-Yr Home Loans

US Mortgage Rates Drop to Record Low 3.13% for 30-Yr Home Loans

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US mortgage rates fell to a record low for the 4th time since the C-19 coronavirus chaos began disturbing financial markets earlier this year. The average for a 30-yr fixed-rate home loan was 3.13%, down from 3.21% last week and a low point in almost 50 yrs of data-keeping by […]

High Dividend Stocks are a Theme for the Foreseeable Future for Some Investors, + a Few Buy Rated Laggards

High Dividend Stocks are a Theme for the Foreseeable Future for Some Investors, + a Few Buy Rated Laggards

$LVS, $HAS $BBY Resilient dividend-paying companies, as some investors work to find safe sources of income during this ultra-low interest frame. Dividend stocks are the theme now as high yield stocks have outperformed during both rising and falling US bond yields, irrespective of market direction and across economic cycles. We believe that the safest bets for dividends […]

US Housing Market Will Be a Leader in Economic Recovery Plus…

US Housing Market Will Be a Leader in Economic Recovery Plus…

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX … recently released figures indicate that retail sales in May increased by 17.7%, and that is the biggest monthly gainer ever. This number re-enforces the forecast that a V shaped recovery from the instant recession has begun. This means that as construction reopens we seeing the positives. Housing starts rose […]

Like March 2009, My Work Shows Big Northside Ahead for US Stocks

Like March 2009, My Work Shows Big Northside Ahead for US Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX I expect stocks to consolidate in an uptrend the Bull run off the 23 March lows then rally into the end of the year. I have been tracking the Y’s 2009-2020 action since the March C-19 coronavirus chaos, and it looks uniquely the same. If I am right, we will […]

Let’s Measure the USD in Here

Let’s Measure the USD in Here

$.DXY $USO $GLD $XAU A Key measure of USD is the ICE US Dollar Index .DXY, -0.12%, and it has been weakening over the past 30 days, down 3.9%, but is up a bit YTD, rising 0.1%, according to FactSet data. The index measures USD Vs a basket of 6 peer currencies, including the EURUSD, +0.03%, the GBPUSD, 0.29% and USDJPY, +0.06%. A weaker USD has […]

This Bull Recovery Run Signals Buy Stocks

This Bull Recovery Run Signals Buy Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX This stock market rally has more to run and investors are under-pricing the scale of the world’s C-19 coronavirus chaos recovery “While the last four months have been exceptional, we think that this cycle has been, and will be, more ‘normal’ than appreciated,” said Morgan Stanley’s chief cross-asset strategist in […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Optimism is Key

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Optimism is Key

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $SOX $VXX Optimistic US Stock Market Will Survive Racial and C-19 Coronavirus Chaos| Last week’s action  Stocks continue testing, as indexes that marked new highs have given them up. The charts of the PHLX Semiconductor Sector (SOX), the S&P 500 and others show reversals, suggesting there may be more testing (selling) […]

You Can Deal with Any Stock Market FOMO You May Still Have, Knowledge is Power…

You Can Deal with Any Stock Market FOMO You May Still Have, Knowledge is Power…

$SPY $SPX $DIA $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Here is how the stock market trades after 5.0%+ selloffs like we saw last Thursday The S&P 500 fell 5.9% last Thursday, marking its worst 1-day decliner since 16 March and its 5th fall of at least 5% in the past 3 months. It was the worst decline since […]

Psychologically the Fear of Missing Out is Driving the US Stock Market

Psychologically the Fear of Missing Out is Driving the US Stock Market

$SPY $SPX Last Thursday, Wall Street professionals showed retail investors who bet that stocks would continue their uninterrupted drive North, that they are incharge. Yes, there are lots of investors who missed out on Wall Street’s recovery since the 23 March lows and may take advantage of the midweek selloff to enter. That suggest some […]

Options Players Placing Bets Stocks Keep Rising

Options Players Placing Bets Stocks Keep Rising

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Traders established fresh Bullish positions last week by buying 35.6-M new Call options on stocks, up from a high of 28.7-M in February, when speculative activity was rampant. Options traders make big bets on rising prices. This kind of activity could lead to negative returns in the S&P 500 and […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $IRJ $XLF $VXX Bulls believe in this recovery, drive Bears back, as the market rallies with each sign of economic recovery. Recall the Bears growled alarms about putting faith in the Fed and chasing shares whose valuations swelled to a 20-yr high. Last Week’s Action Friday’s NFPs jobs report says the resilience reflects not […]

The Prudent Rules for Buying Stocks in This Market

The Prudent Rules for Buying Stocks in This Market

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX Many of good stocks were sold back to Y 2016 prices and some were hurt much worse than that including: travel, Oil & Gas and entertainment related stocks. The Big Q: What to buy in today’s market? The Big A: Follow Today’s Trade Ideas column, click here. After the major C-19 […]

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The love-hate relationship many investors had with US stocks during the 11 yr Bull market is reemerging, as stock steadily climb the Wall of Worry in the face of economic devastation and uncertainty. The benchmark S&P 500 index has risen 34% from its 23 March lows and the NAS Comp is […]

Investors Imagine Negative US Interest Rates

Investors Imagine Negative US Interest Rates

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX Negative interest rates in the US were once taboo. The C-19 coronavirus chaos changed that, and has forced investors to give serious thought to the implications of such a drastic policy shift. Rate options, which gauge monetary policy expectations, Monday implied a 23% probability that the Key federal funds rate will […]

Goodbye to High-yield Savings Accounts

Goodbye to High-yield Savings Accounts

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX For years, the high-yield saving products were a success for both consumers and financial institutions alike. After getting almost Zero interest from big US banks, individuals who parked their excess cash with the likes of Ally Financial Inc., Barclays Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s consumer bank, Marcus, or HSBC Holdings Plc’s HSBC Direct […]

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ Some Wall Street heavyweights who President Trump dubbed ‘rich guys’ last week may sound alarmed about stocks, but some of the world’s biggest investors are holding on or boosting their holdings. Money managers and strategists at Capital Group, Franklin Templeton and BlackRock Inc., which together oversee about $8.8-T, say stocks remain attractive […]

US Stock Indexes Gap Up and Hold, Futures Following On

US Stock Indexes Gap Up and Hold, Futures Following On

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday, US stock index futures edge higher Monday evening following a sharp rally in the broad market. Markets were bolstered after Fed Chairman Powell said Sunday night that he saw a path, toward an economic recovery from the C-19 coronavirus chaos in 2-H of Y 2020 and emphasized that he […]

“Shutdowns are causing mass economic strife, spurring unemployment, spikes in domestic violence and other dire consequences”

“Shutdowns are causing mass economic strife, spurring unemployment, spikes in domestic violence and other dire consequences”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) called for businesses across the country to reopen with safety measures Friday, saying that the C-19 coronavirus chaos cannot control when parts of the country open. He wrote in a commentary that additional lives will be lost “as a result of reopening our […]

New York Stock Exchange to Reopen after Memorial Day

New York Stock Exchange to Reopen after Memorial Day

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $ICE The President of the New York Stock Exchange Stacey Cunningham announced after the closing bell Thursday the NYSE is going to reopen the trading floor the day after Memorial Day. “We will reopen our trading floor to a subset of floor brokers the day after Memorial Day,”  Ms. Cunningham wrote […]

President Trump, “‘Rich Guys’ Talking Down Stocks to Make a Profit”

President Trump, “‘Rich Guys’ Talking Down Stocks to Make a Profit”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX President Trump urged investors to be wary of “rich guys” using their platform to comment negatively about stocks, when they tend to profit from betting against the market. The market has been trading laterly for the last 4.5 wks after coming off its best month in a generation, as optimism about […]

Fed Poll: Americans See Stocks Higher, Consumer Spending Lower

Fed Poll: Americans See Stocks Higher, Consumer Spending Lower

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US households expect the stock market to go higher in the next 12 months, as their own finances slide, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll. Americans saw better than 50-50 odds of higher stock prices over the next yr for the 1st time since data collection […]

President Trump, “No Rush for More Aid/Relief”

President Trump, “No Rush for More Aid/Relief”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, President Trump said that he is in no hurry for Congress to pass more C-19 coronavirus related stimulus measures to help the economy. “We are in no rush,” President Trump said while meeting with House Republicans who spent an hour taking turns complimenting and congratulating the President for his […]

Big Tech Leads the Market’s Recovery, NASDAQ Turns Positive

Big Tech Leads the Market’s Recovery, NASDAQ Turns Positive

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Big Tech stocks turn higher on the year and an ETF that tracks the biggest among them has grew to a $100-B market value. None of the economic damage wrought by the C-19 coronavirus chaos has kept investors from investing in companies that stand out for their strong balance sheets […]

Have a Cash Pile, Want to Protect It? Here are 2 Solid Stocks with Strong Dividend Yield

Many conservative investors are looking for safer, dividend-paying stocks, there is a sub-set that outperform, the Aristocrat liquid, high dividend-yielding US stocks. The 2 Key components used to screen for the stocks in the group are: Free Cash Flow/Enterprise Value (High value is more attractive) Return on Capital (High value is more attractive) They are […]

Savvy Investors Ignore ‘Once Upon a Time’ Warren Buffet and Buy Airlines

Savvy Investors Ignore ‘Once Upon a Time’ Warren Buffet and Buy Airlines

$DAL $UAL $AAL $LUV $JETS Savvy investors in ETFs are brushing off Berkshire’s Warren Buffett’s warnings on the airline industry. US Global Jets ETF, ticker JETS, has seen 44 days of inflows totaling $632-M so far. The cash streak extended even after Mr. Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway exited its positions in airlines, cautioning that the prospects […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares Tuesday recouped some of the prior session’s sharp losses, tracking gains in broader Asia, as countries laid out plans to ease coronavirus-induced restrictions. The Hang Seng index rose 0.5% to 23,742.13 pts, having lost more than 4% Monday as US-China tensions simmer. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index gained 0.4% Tuesday. The […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $UTX $VXX Last week’s action President Trump is now Laser focused on Opening Up America The S&P 500 hit the 78% Fibo retracement of the selloff. After a good 3rd leg, the market is ready for a test, how deep a test is the Big Q. We are watching the leaders to […]

“The Coronavirus Cannot Stop America”

“The Coronavirus Cannot Stop America”

$BRK.A $BRK.B Saturday, Warren Buffett, 89 anni, gave his assessment of the United States’ ability to withstand crises, as he acknowledged that the coronavirus chaos could have a wide range of impacts on the economy and his firm’s investments. He opened the annual meeting of his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) in Omaha, Nebraska with 105 mins of remarks […]

On the 1st Day in May, Investors Took Some Profits

On the 1st Day in May, Investors Took Some Profits

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, all 11 S&P 500 sectors opened and closed in the Red. The energy (-6.0%) and consumer discretionary (-4.6%) sectors took the biggest hits, and the consumer staples sector (-1.2%) declined the least.   Investors had to contend with President Trump threatening new tariffs on China for its handling of the […]

Mid-Term Technical Indicators Do Not Suggest ‘Sell in May…’

Mid-Term Technical Indicators Do Not Suggest ‘Sell in May…’

$DIA $SPY $QQQ We are seeing investors transitioning away from fear surrounding the coronavirus, and are focused on stocks and fundamentals. “The thing that’s gone on the most over the last couple of weeks is … this transition into a ‘more normalized ways of looking at the market,’”chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets said […]

On the Last Day of April Investors Took Some Profits

On the Last Day of April Investors Took Some Profits

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $USD $GLD $VXX Thursday, the market opened in the Red as some profit-taking into April’s month-end happened.  The market has been climbing that wall of worry the last few sessions improving the charts in all 3 major US stock market indexes, and thus turning all Key technical indicators Very Bullish. […]

Gold Futures Off Ahead of FOMC Rate Decision

Gold Futures Off Ahead of FOMC Rate Decision

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD Gold slipped for a 3rd day running as countries moves toward easing stay at home restrictions and reopening economies lessened desires for safe-haven assets. Spain announced loosening measures after Tuesday’s weekly cabinet meeting. France’s PM to present the blueprint for opening up to the National Assembly. Several US states have […]

Stock Market Volatility Has Calmed in Here, Small, Midcaps Outperform

Stock Market Volatility Has Calmed in Here, Small, Midcaps Outperform

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $IWM  Small-caps, mid-caps, and most cyclical sectors outperformed the day. Market volatility has calmed since the extremes of mid-March, and recent moves may augur well for stocks. The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, closed below its 2nd-month future Monday for the 1st time since 21 February, going back to a […]

President Trump and GOP Lawmakers’ Powerful Efforts Will Restore the Economy Relatively Fast…

President Trump and GOP Lawmakers’  Powerful Efforts Will Restore the Economy Relatively Fast…

…The China Virus chaos took its shot at destroying the world’s Top economy quickly and failed. $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $PEP $SBUX $GOOGL $CAT $LUV GOP policymakers’ powerful aggressive response to supporting the virus-stricken US economy has also helped support stocks. Investors are looked past Q-1 corporate earnings results, with the coronavirus chaos now […]

Today’s US Stock Market says “the Worst is behind us now”

Today’s US Stock Market says “the Worst is behind us now”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The stock market is blocking bad news now and is saying the “worst is behind us“ It is the Key rationalization for the expansion, expansion to the point where the S&P 500 is trading today at a higher P/E multiple based on forward 12-month earnings 19.7X than it was trading […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in Running Mood as President Trump is Now Laser Focused on Opening Up America

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in Running Mood as President Trump is Now Laser Focused on Opening Up America

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $VXX Investors are pinning their hopes for the reopening of the US economy on the potential for wider availability of testing for COVID-19 cases and on drug trials for treatments of the disease. We have been letting doctors, who have shown the same propensity for predicting this virus as weathermen […]

US Stocks End the Week on a Positive Note

US Stocks End the Week on a Positive Note

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $AAPL $MSFT Friday, the S&P 500 finished +1.4% on Friday, wrapping up a negative week on a positive note with buyers coming into the close as sellers faded. All 11 S&P 500 sector indexes finished in the Green, with IT leading at + 2.1% and materials rallied 1.5%. The tech […]

The Maximum Fear has Passed, Money Managers Looking for Risk-on Exposure

The Maximum Fear has Passed, Money Managers Looking for Risk-on Exposure

Shayne and I expect to see an increase in risk-on exposures as money managers are now positioning for a slowing rate of coronavirus contagion growth. Despite the buying by some aggressively Bullish hedge funds, macro hedge funds, which place bets on macroeconomic trends using index, currency and interest rate strategies, are still sellers. So, now […]

Really Cheap Gasoline and No Place to Go

Really Cheap Gasoline and No Place to Go

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $UGA $VXX This Crude Oil market is seeing declines despite OPEC +’s recent major deal to cut output as oversupply in light of the fight against coronavirus that has halted most of the global demand for Crude Oil. Monday, global Crude Oil prices fell to marks not seen since Y […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in a Running Mood as President Trump Beats the Virus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in a Running Mood as President Trump Beats the Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Coronavirus Chaos Continues Stock indexes moved up continue the up trend pattern Economic data are generationally bad. Stocks continue to set up Bullish patterns. After hours reports of Gilead Sciences’s (NASDAQ:GILD) drug provide promise. Boeing (NYSE:BA) also promised to restart Seattle production. Friday gapped higher on options expiry, finishing […]

The US Stock Market Believes President Trump is Doing Well Against Virus

The US Stock Market Believes President Trump is Doing Well Against Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Saturday, President Trump said that the stock market’s 5 week blazing rally shows that traders and now investors like his Administration’s response to the coronavirus chaos has been a success. The Market is the Test. “The market is smart. The market is actually brilliant,” President Trump said at a White […]

Gold Will Rise in This Economic Atmosphere, Government Bonds Should be Disposed

Gold Will Rise in This Economic Atmosphere, Government Bonds Should be Disposed

$GLD, $XAU, $SPY, $USD Bridgewater Associates’ Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, said investors would be “crazy” to hold government bonds now because of money printing by central banks to rescue the global economy. “This period, like the 1930-45 period, is a period in which I think you’d be pretty crazy to […]

Secretary Mnuchin Assembled 100 Business Leaders for Special Reopening Task Force

Secretary Mnuchin Assembled 100 Business Leaders for Special Reopening Task Force

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he and his team have selected 100 business leaders to join a Special Task Force dedicated to re-opening the economy after the coronavirus crisis passes. The task force will work with medical advisers to develop a timeline for re-opening the economy, with 1 May as a […]

A Trump Stabilized Energy Market to Support Stocks

A Trump Stabilized Energy Market to Support Stocks

$USO $OIL Just In: The Saudi energy minister said Sunday that effective Crude Oil supply cuts by OPEC and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, will amount to 12.5-M BPD because of higher output in April from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. Sunday, an agreement by Crude Oil producing nations to […]

3 Top Gold Miners, All Strong Buys

3 Top Gold Miners, All Strong Buys

$GOLD, $BTG, $NEM In times of high volatility, precious metals see increased purchases as investors seek a safe-haven. Gold is the tradition safe-play, the place where savvy investors can put their money and watch it hold its value. With gold in a long term uptrend, stock investors are buying in to and they are doing […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares dropped Friday on profit-taking ahead of the weekend, with trading volume remaining low due to the Easter holidays abroad. The benchmark Nikkei average slipped 0.1% to 19,326.78 by the midday break, despite overnight gains on Wall Street, as investors locked in some recent gains. SKorean shares rose Friday as market sentiment was lifted […]

S&P 500 Marks Best Weekly Gainer Since 1974 on President Trump’s ‘Big Bang’ Fed Lending Program

S&P 500 Marks Best Weekly Gainer Since 1974 on President Trump’s ‘Big Bang’ Fed Lending Program

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The US stock market will be closed Friday for Good Friday. Thursday, Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 yrs on after the Trump Fed launched its ‘Big Bang’ effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis. The S&P 500 index posted it best weekly gainer since […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose Thursday, tracking an upbeat session on Wall Street, as hopes for the coronavirus outbreak nearing its peak rose, while expectations of a cut in oil output pushed the energy-heavy Thai index higher Australian shares rose more than 2% on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street as hopes that the […]

Today’s Action Confirms Buy Signal for Stocks

Today’s Action Confirms Buy Signal for Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin went on national TV Wednesday morning to assure markets that the federal government’s stimulus package is being rolled out smoothly amid the economic distress caused by measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The US stock market rallied Wednesday, confirming the technical buy signals seen […]

Gold, “Buying at these marks is attractive to investors”

Gold, “Buying at these marks is attractive to investors”

$XAU $GLD Gold prices in Asia are trading lower Wednesday morning despite continuing economic uncertainty. The precious Yellow metal continued its losses from the previous session as gold futures were down 0.22% to 1,680 by 9:33 PM ET (2:33 AM GMT). Gold prices tend to move in the opposite direction from stocks, but the 2 moved in the same direction for the 2nd day running. Asian stock markets opened mixed Wednesday with some […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose 0.47% at 19,039.91 while the broader Topix gained 0.59% at 1,411.44, extending the rally into its 3rd day. Australian shares dropped more than 2% Wednesday, as concerns of a massive economic slump due to the coronavirus pandemic coupled with an outlook downgrade on the local economy and banking sector drove […]

Some Low Risk Stocks for Aggressive Growth Portfolios

Some Low Risk Stocks for Aggressive Growth Portfolios

$ATVI $AMZN $LLY $MSFT $NFLX These 5 stocks were up in what was the worst Quarter for stocks in many years. While that performance is no guarantee for this Quarter, the odds are solid that they will continue to perform. These Top companies make sense for aggressive growth accounts looking for ideas without big risk. […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia-Pacific

Most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked Wall Street and Asian equities higher Tuesday, with Thailand rising the most, although gains were capped following a spike in infections due to the coronavirus in the region. Australian shares rose Tuesday as reports of slowing fatalities from the coronavirus outbreak raised optimism that the fight against the disease […]

“Slowing US Virus Cases to Put Floor Under Stocks, Sunlight Ahead”

“Slowing US Virus Cases to Put Floor Under Stocks, Sunlight Ahead”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA rallied 7.7% to start the trading week. Sentiment was boosted by encouraging signs that the COVID-19 outbreak may be improving. The DJIA (+7.7%) and Russell 2000 (+8.2%) set the pace, followed by the NAS Comp (+7.3%) and S&P 500 (+7.0%). The positive bias was formed overnight in the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections Last Week’s US Stock Market View Technical Analysis: The action in the major US stock indexes over the past few sessions was almost identical as large-cap […]

Market Commentators Turning Bullish, the Futures are Open Reflecting this Optimism

Market Commentators Turning Bullish, the Futures are Open Reflecting this Optimism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $MS $EV Commentators from Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to Eaton Vance (NYSE:EV) are encouraged by a combination of unprecedented government and central bank stimulus efforts, declining volatility and the Key: Signs that the coronavirus pandemic is peaking in parts of Europe. “There is light at the end of the tunnel but it’s still […]

Stock Market’s ‘Virus War’ Rout is Probably Past Its Worst

Stock Market’s ‘Virus War’ Rout is Probably Past Its Worst

$JPM $SPY Over the weekend, strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) concluded that most risk assets including stocks and credit have marked their low points in this Virus War frame that has gripped economies around the world. Conditions that JPMorgan had set for market stabilization and revival have largely been met, with recession-like pricing, […]

US Stocks Up, Crude Oil Down

US Stocks Up, Crude Oil Down

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $OIL $USO $VXX DJIA Jumps 700 as Crude Oil Falls Below $20 to 18-Yr Lows US stocks rose Monday as investors look for shares that have become cheap and can withstand the impact to the economy from efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The S&P healthcare sector jumped 4.67% on the […]

Investors Turn the Most Bearish Since February 2009

Investors Turn the Most Bearish Since February 2009

$SPY The economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic shocked US investors 5 wks, and now they are expressing the most pessimism about the direction of the stock market since February and March 2009, in the aftermath of the previous financial crisis, according to an AAII survey conducted during the week ended Wednesday, 25 March. Some […]

USD Falls 3.9%, Biggest Weekly Decliner Since 2009

USD Falls 3.9%, Biggest Weekly Decliner Since 2009

$USD $.DXY The Buck posted its biggest weekly decliner in more than 10 yrs Friday, as trillions of dollars worth of aid/stimulus efforts by governments and central banks helped temper a rout in global markets driven by the coronavirus pandemic. The USD surged in March as tumbling stock and debt markets caused a scramble for […]

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive US stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese shares took a tumble Thursday following 3 days of massive gains after a rise in domestic coronavirus cases […]

US Virus Aid Bill is Wartime Funding

US Virus Aid Bill is Wartime Funding

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Stocks rose for 2nd day running with stimulus in sight. Wall Street trimmed strong gains late in the session after reports raised doubts about how quickly the bill might pass, but the S&P 500 and DJIA still ended up more than 1% and 2%, respectively Wednesday, Senator Shelley Moore Capito […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia, Oceania and EU

Just in: S&P 500 futures Vs fair value: +108.60. NAS Comp futures Vs fair value: +352.30. $SPY $QQQ Most Southeast Asian stock markets rebounded on Tuesday as global and regional stimulus measures to stem the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic lifted investor sentiment, while Thailand prepared to enter a month-long emergency. Thai shares gained […]

Investors Optimistic, Small Caps Post Large Gains

Investors Optimistic, Small Caps Post Large Gains

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Thursday the S&P 500 advanced 0.5% in a session that saw it fall as much as 3.3% early and gain as much as 2.9% in the afternoon. The DJIA rose 1.0%, while the NAS Comp (+2.3%) and Russell 2000 (+6.8%) were the big movers today on strong gains in technology […]

Selling Widespread, Losses Were Pared into the Close

Selling Widespread, Losses Were Pared into the Close

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX, $USO, $XAU, $USD, $VXX Despite the coordinated stimulus packages announced by central banks and the massive stimulus plans laid out by Washington, confidence was lacking due to the growing outbreak of COVID-19 and the continued shutdown of the economy. Shortly before the close, the Senate passed the House bill that provides […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Japanese stocks advanced Wednesday after Wall Street staged a strong rebound as policymakers across the world cobbled together packages to counter the severe restrictions on various regular activities aiming at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Australian shares are set to open slightly lower on Wednesday as unnerved investors took note of the US Fed […]

“Stocks Will Surge from ‘Pent-Up Demand’ After Coronavirus Outbreak Ends”

“Stocks Will Surge from ‘Pent-Up Demand’ After Coronavirus Outbreak Ends”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Jim Cramer Monday that “there will be a huge amount of pent-up demand” for stocks when the threat of the coronavirus is contained. “There will be a huge amount of pent-up demand when this is done. And it will be done,” he said. “Look for companies that […]

“Do Not Expect US Recession From Coronavirus”

“Do Not Expect US Recession From Coronavirus”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he does not expect the coronavirus tipping the US economy into recession, even though growth will slow. “Later in the year, obviously the economic activity will pick up as we confront this virus,” Secretary Mnuchin said Sunday on national television. Secretary Mnuchin spoke as many businesses in the US and […]

US Stocks Spike 9%+ on President Trump’s Plan to Bring the Country Together to Fight the Virus

US Stocks Spike 9%+ on President Trump’s Plan to Bring the Country Together to Fight the Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US stocks spiked 9%+ as President Trump joined reassured investors that he is stepping up efforts to protect the economy from the coronavirus fallout. All 3 major US stock market indexes rose 9%+, as President Trump declared a national emergency to help combat the virus and said the private sector […]

Stock Buying Opportunities in Here are a Once in a Lifetime…”Market will Bounce Back Big”

Stock Buying Opportunities in Here are a Once in a Lifetime…”Market will Bounce Back Big”

$SPY $USO Investment wizard Warren Buffett described Monday’s market plunge as a “1-2 Punch” of coronavirus and falling Crude Oil prices that it took him all his life to experience. “If you stick around long enough, you will see everything in markets,” Mr Buffett said Thursday. “And it may have taken me to 89 yrs of […]

Bear Market in Stocks Confirmed

Bear Market in Stocks Confirmed

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX A Bear market is confirmed when an index sinks 20% or more below its most recent closing high. For the 2nd time this week, the S&P 500 triggered a 15-min trading halt after falling by 7.0% shortly after the open following more economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus. Note: New […]

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $GLD Monday, the DJIA saw its worst decliner since Y 2008 in response to news of COVID-19 and the Saudi/Russia Crude Oil price war, and the ride the stock market/s have taken in the last 2 wks has left lot of investors with stomach aches. If you have a 401(k) […]

US Stock Bulls Up and Running

US Stock Bulls Up and Running

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, Wall Street’s Bulls came back to life rising from the edge of Bear market confirmation as bargain-hunters and notions of government stimulus calmed investors’ fears surrounding the coronavirus and prospects of a recession. All 3 major US stock market indexes spiked nearly 5% the day after they suffered their […]

Global Markets and Commodities

Global Markets and Commodities

$GLD $XAU $OIL $USO $USD $MSCI Crude Oil and global equity markets bounced back after the Monday’s losses as the world’s biggest economies moved to cushion the impact of the coronavirus, but stock gains in Europe failed to hold as investors are still cautious. The price of Brent Crude Oil climbed 10% on hopes a […]

The Collapse in Crude Oil Prices Adds to the Market’s Uncertainty, Equities Dive in Concert

The Collapse in Crude Oil Prices Adds to the Market’s Uncertainty, Equities Dive in Concert

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $VXX WTI Crude Oil settled off 10.23 (-24.8%) to 31.09 bbl for its worst decliner since Y 1991. The last time Crude Oil traded at this mark was in Y 2016. Last Tuesday, the world’s Top financial officials pledged to use “all appropriate policy tools” to protect their economies from […]

Gold Breaks Above 1,700 on Safe-haven Demand

Gold Breaks Above 1,700 on Safe-haven Demand

$GLD $XAU $USO $OIL $SPY $USD Gold broke above 1,700 oz on a into safe- havens intensified, with the upswing driven by turmoil in the Crude Oil market, the spread of the coronavirus, sinking equities, and expectations of easier monetary policy. The precious Yellow metal hit its highest mark since Y 2012 as Brent collapsed, […]

Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Estimate to 3.1% + The World Markets and Commodities Wrap

Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Estimate to 3.1% + The World Markets and Commodities Wrap

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU, $XAG, $CU, $OIL, $USO, $VXX FLASH: The S&P 500 staged a 70-pt rally during the final hr of trade, which led to a significant improvement in final sector standings, though all 11 sectors finished in the Red. The US economy is likely growing at a 3.1% annualized rate in Q-1, […]

Expect Another Fed Rate Cut Soon…

Expect Another Fed Rate Cut Soon…

$USD $GLD $XAU …the USD will weaken, gold will strengthen, short-term interest rates to Zero. Investment guru Jeffrey Gundlach says that he believes the Fed panicked in cutting interest rates earlier this week. “When I say panicked, it does not mean it is not justified. Sometimes panic is justified,” the Bond King said. The Bond […]

Market Strategists say: “Drop Cautious Stance, Buy Dip in Stocks”

Market Strategists say: “Drop Cautious Stance, Buy Dip in Stocks”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Investors should ‘buy the dip’ in stocks because government and central bank policies will counter the economic blow of the spreading coronavirus, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) strategists who had previously told clients to trim risky bets. The outbreak and its economic implications are “the main source of […]

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